Jenn LaFreniere

Principal at BLOCK Architects / Co-founder of the BLOCK Project

After graduating from Washington State University in 2011, Jenn spent a little over five years working at Graham Baba Architects on an array of projects from small remodels to large commercial buildings

Discussions about starting a firm with her father, BLOCK Architects, sparked conversations about the ties between architecture and social justice, ultimately leading to the formation of the BLOCK Project, the first endeavor for their architectural firm.

Talks

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Ending homelessness, block by block

Architects Rex Hohlbein and Jenn LaFrenier ask us to consider “Yes in my backyard” as an answer to homelessness. This father-daughter duo has an idea: let’s reimagine our personal space by inviting homeless residents to move into beautifully designed, off-grid, homes built in residential backyards. Called “The Block Project” these tiny homes — built with […]